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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Reviews

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February 19, 2019
Perhaps the shortest straw was drawn by Ezra Miller, whose talents are far too great for the measly part he's given.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 8, 2019
There is so much going on that the few moments the action lets up a little are spent trying to figure out who and what and why and how.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2019
Certain characters spend all of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald barely doing anything, and the wide-open nature of the ending in particular cheapens the preceding film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 5, 2019
This is dour, exposition-heavy, strangely under-imaginative, and aggravatingly boring - and what happened to those fantastic beasts?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2019
An exercise in the danger of having no bumpers for a creative mind hellbent on retrofitting her history to fit a current tale.
January 28, 2019
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald falls short of being a satisfactory standalone film. While there are reportedly five films in total for this Fantastic Beasts franchise, this movie felt like a long middle, transitional film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
January 27, 2019
Less concerned with serving up an engaging new chapter that stands on its own merits, and more interested in prolonging the series.
January 24, 2019
The Crimes of Grindelwald is dark and wants to convince you it is more complex than its predecessor. It's not. Just poorly conceived on nearly every level.
January 22, 2019
In an attempt to recapture past glories, this film ends up being a chaotic mess with nothing interesting to say. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
January 19, 2019
The Crimes of Grindelwald exists solely as a place setter for whatever the third FB movie ends up being (Pickett Goes Bananas?)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 19, 2019
It's just terrible and I'm sad. The end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
January 18, 2019
An incoherent but not entirely unenjoyable mess of a prequel
January 18, 2019
Audiences will likely find themselves losing connection to everyone but Newt, who is the only character given a solid arc. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a visually beautiful misstep. "Accio, better script!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 9, 2019
It is still a joy to look at, from design and action to overflowing content of the magical world.
January 9, 2019
An enchanting return visit to the Wizarding World with stunning set design, an engaging story, and masterful performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
January 8, 2019
The Crimes of Grindelwald fails to reproduce the fun of the original-and fills Rowling's Potterverse with a slew of gaping holes.
January 4, 2019
Because of these problems-as well as a multitude of other, even more mundane scripting issues-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald elicits the wrong type of wonder.
December 28, 2018
There is something quite charming about the construction of Rowling's jokes, her touch for relationships, that feels organic and unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2018
A too long, too weak, too confusing jumble of characters and ideas that most outside of the hardcore Harry Potter fan base will struggle to find any enjoyment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 21, 2018
This is the first series entry that feels as if it's doling out punishment rather than pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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